McMaster University

Peter Boris Centre
for Addictions Research

Scope of Search

Faculty

 

Dr. James MacKillop

Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Director, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Translational research on addictive behavior, especially the application of behavioral economics and neuroeconomics to addiction.

Dr. James MacKillop’s page

Dr. Iris Balodis

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Associate Director, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Motivational processes influencing maladaptive decision-making.

 

Dr. Iris Balodis’s page

 

 

Dr. Max Owens

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Neurocognitive antecedents and consequences of addiction and psychopathology.

Dr. Max Owens’s page

 

 

Dr. Suzanne Archie

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Cannabis as a risk factor for developing psychosis.

 

Dr. Suzanne Archie’s page

 

 

 

Dr. Suzanne Becker

Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience & Behaviour

Research Focus: Computational and brain networks.

 

Dr. Nicholas Bock

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour

Research Focus: Novel neuroimaging biomarkers for addiction.

 

 

Dr. Khrista Boylan

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

 

Research Focus: Substance use disorder in adolescent and young adults.

 

Dr. Khrista Boylan’s page

 

Dr. Jennifer Brasch

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Psychiatrist, Concurrent Disorders Program, St. Joseph's Healthcare

Hamilton

 

Research Focus: Suicidality and substance use; concurrent disorders.

 

 

 

Dr. Gary Chaimowitz

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Head of Service, Forensics, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

 

Research Focus: Overlap between addiction and criminal behaviour.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Wei Deng

Lecturer (Adjunct), Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University

Research Focus: Statistical genetics.

 

 

 

Mr. Mike DeVillaer

Assistant Professor PT, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University

Research Focus: Epidemiology of drug problems and an advocate of evidence-based drug policy.

Mr. Devillaer's Blog

 

Dr. Dante Duarte

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Geriatric Psychiatrist, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Neuromodulation Treatment in Clinical Psychology.

 

Dr. Gary Hasey

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering member and the School of Biomedical Engineering

Research Focus: Machine Learning and transcranial magnetic stimulation.

 

Dr. Taylor Hatchard

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Psychologist, Youth Wellness Centre, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: The intersection of sex and gender, substance use, and emotion dysregulation in youth psychopathology.

 

Dr. Michele Laliberte

Assistant Professor PT, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Overlap between addiction and eating disorder.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Emily MacKillop

Assistant Professor PT, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Clinical Neuropsychology Services, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Neuropsychological Mechanisms & Substance Use.

 

Dr. Mini Mamak

Associate Professor PT, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Forensics, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

 

Research Focus: Overlap between addiction and criminal behaviour.

 

 

 

Dr. Leslie Martin

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Co-Chair, Inpatient Addictions Medicine Service

 

Research Focus: Program Development, program evaluation & Quality improvement for care of hospitalized patients with substance use disorder.

 

Dr. Randi McCabe

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Director, Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic

 

Research Focus: Neuromodulation as a novel treatment strategy.

 

Dr. Randi McCabe’s page

 

 

Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan

Lecturer (Adjunct), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Prevalence and consequences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). 

 

 

 

Dr. Luciano Minuzzi

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Novel neuroimaging biomarkers for addiction.

 

 

Dr. Luciano Minuzzi’s page

 

 

Dr. Heather Moulden

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Overlap between addiction and criminal behaviour.

 

 

 

Dr. Catharine Munn

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Lead Psychiatrist, McMaster Student Wellness Centre

Research Focus:  Screening and treatment for substance misuse among university undergraduates.

 

Dr. Tim O'Shea

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases, McMaster University

Associate Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Research Focus: The intersection between addiction, poverty and mental health. Infectious diseases in individuals with substance use disorder. 

 

Dr. Karen Rowa

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Neuromodulation as a novel treatment strategy.

Dr. Karen Rowa’s page

 

Dr. Zena Samaan

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Psychiatrist, Mood Disorders Program, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Opioid use disorders, especially the determinants of methadone maintenance treatment response and the comorbidity of psychiatric and addiction disorders.

 

 

Dr. Andriy Samokhvalov

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Psychiatrist, Homewood Health Centre

Research Focus: Epidemiology of substance-related problems and Concurrent Disorder.

 

Dr. Noam Soreni

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Neuromodulation as a novel treatment strategy.

 

 

Dr. Victoria Stead

Assistant Professor PT, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Community Psychiatry Clinic, St. Joseph's Healthcare

 

Research Focus: The intersection of substance use, trauma, and emotional dysregulation in youth.

 

Dr. Michael Van Ameringen

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences;

MacAnxiety Research Centre

 

Research Focus: Internet addiction.

Dr. Michael Van Ameringen’s page

 

 

External Affiliate

 

Dr. Michael Amlung

Associate Professor PT, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, McMaster University

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Behavioral Science

University of Kansas

 

Research Focus: Neurobiological and behavioural correlates of pathological decision-making and motivation.

Dr. Matthew Keough

Affiliate, Research St. Joseph Healthcare

Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, McMaster University

Assistant Professor, Department of Department of Psychology

York University

 

Research Focus: Improving our understanding of the etiology and treatment of addictive behaviour, including both substance use and behavioural addiction (eg, problem gambling).